The covid-19 situation is spreading all over the world and the release date of 2021 Honda Odyssey Type R will not happen this month because Geneva Motor Show has been canceled until further notice. This event is not the only one that is canceled due to Coronavirus.
From the latest information, the New York Auto Show has also been rescheduled for August, and we can expect the new high-performance model alongside the regular one to be introduced at that event. So, sales of the all-new performance model and an updated minivan will begin later in the year, and pricing will be revealed closer to launch.
2021 Honda Odyssey Type R To Get More Aggressive Styling
The all-new 2021 Honda Odyssey Type R will feature more aggressive styling than the regular model. So, because it’s a high-performance model, the manufacturer will make it more recognized. From the latest images available, we can see than the manufacturer added a more aggressive grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers, and brand-new side mirrors. Type R will also feature astonishing aerodynamics and on the back, Honda will deploy a large spoiler for better airflow.
On top of that, the side profile of the Type R version reveals stylish 20-inch alloy wheels, sharper lines, and subtle creases. Overall, styling is more aggressive than on the regular model and it dominates, thanks to enlarged headlights and taillights. Basically, the new Type R possesses more blacked-out exterior features and various red stripes and accents.
Interior Will Host New Upholstery and Red Accents
The forthcoming 2021 Honda Odyssey Type R will be more equipped than the regular model. This high-performance MiniVan will deploy exceptional comfort thanks to the great sporty seats and new upholstery. Generally, its cabin will host more high-quality materials and we can expect sporty air vents coats with crome, unique steering wheel, and more chrome accents across the cabin.
Besides that, the upcoming Type R version will host red accents that will make it look more sporty. Basically, Odyssey Type R will arrive with a longer list of standard equipment than the regular model.
2021 Honda Odyssey Type R Powertrain Specs
The new 2021 Honda Odyssey Type R will ride on the same platform as the regular one. So, because of that, it will deploy the same engine. However, from the information that we got a 3.5-liter V6, twin-turbo will be re-tuned for this high-performance version. Thanks to that we can expect more power. As you may know, this model uses the same engine that also powers the Acura NSX model.
This powertrain can produce up to 450 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. To compare, regular Odyssey that uses the same powertrain produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of twisting power. It also comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and we can expect the same to be used on the high-performance model. However, at this time we cannot for sure tell will this model use AWD system or it won’t be in the offer at all.
Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2021 Honda Odyssey Type R is the sportier version than the regular model. This Minivan has it all, perfect design, powerful engine and a great list of amenities.
So, because of all that, its price may easily reach a $60,000 mark. To compare, standard Odyssey minivan starts at $30,000, which is a double less than the Type R. The Japanese automaker will release its new model in the last quarter of 2020 after the New York Auto Show.
Pros and Cons
The advantage of 2021 Honda Odyssey Type R is that will be more recognized than the regular model. Besides that, the Type R version will get some modifications under the hood and even more horses. However, because this model is not yet shown to the public we cannot analysis what is its disadvantages at this time.